Preview: Bedford Blues hungry for quickfire revenge against Bristol

The Bedford players will be out for revenge this weekend
The Bedford players will be out for revenge this weekend

Bedford Blues will be looking for an immediate response in the British & Irish Cup after suffering a 52-8 defeat away at Bristol last Friday.

At the midpoint in the pool stages, Bedford face Bristol once again but this time at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon with the Blues looking to put right the wrongs of last weekend.

The Blues make nine changes from last week’s team with Piers O’Conor, Pat Tapley, Ollie Dodge and Henry Taylor starting in the backs while Alex Lundberg, Biyi Alo, Mark Flanagan, Nick Fenton-Wells and Paul Tupai come into the pack.

Starting line-up:

15. Piers O’Conor

14. Pat Tapley

13. Michael Le Bourgeois

12. Ollie Dodge

11. Dean Adamson

10. Myles Dorrian

9. Henry Taylor

1. Alex Lundberg

2. Charlie Clare

3. Biyi Alo

4. Mike Howard

5. Mark Flanagan

6. Justin Blanchet

7. Nick Fenton-Wells (c)

8. Paul Tupai